ERIC Number: ED310549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Use of the Assessment Center Method in Administrator Preparation Programs.
Wendel, Frederick C.; And Others
Administrator selection is of increasing importance due to the critical relationship between administration and school success. To determine the extent of incorporation of the assessment center method--a source of skill information used for administrator selection and development--into administrator preparation programs, sets of data-gathering materials were mailed to chairpersons of 50 University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) member institutions and 54 nonmember institutions that may qualify for future UCEA membership. The institutional response rate was 64 percent for members and 63 percent for nonmembers. Results indicate that: (1) about 25 percent of both groups use assessment center method principles as key elements in departmental coursework; (2) few departments had developed assessment centers for administrative roles or had held conferences on the assessment method within the past year; and (3) interest in assessment centers among universities is generally low, has declined in a few areas, but has increased slightly within the past year. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Selection, Assessment Centers (Personnel), Higher Education, Leadership Training, Management Development, Professional Development
Publications, University Council for Educational Administration, 116 Farmer Building, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2211 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report partially funded by a grant from the University Council for Educational Administration. Portions contain broken print.